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Orbit Showtime boss quits

Marc-Antoine d’Halluin, the head of the struggling Middle East pay-TV network Orbit Showtime Network, has quit. He himself confirmed his departure to a local newspaper, saying he will stay in…

Dramatic Brazilian DTH growth

DTH broadcasting is very definitely in vogue for Brazilian subscribers. A slew of appealing data from Brazil’s National Telecoms Agency shows that DTH growth – at cable’s expense – is…

Kabel Deutschland uprated again

Investment bank Morgan Stanley has given a further impressive uplift to its target share price for German Kabel Deutschland. In a note to clients Morgan Stanley increases its price target…

Time Warner to focus on emerging markets

Time Warner is unlikely to pursue television acquisitions in western Europe, its chief executive has revealed, as the group behind HBO, CNN and Warner Bros concentrates its capital on faster-growing…

3D ‘device window’ undermines dedicated channels

Cable operators say studios are carving out a new and expensive window for 3D, something the TV, DVD and console makers welcome as it helps them sell devices, but which…

‘Zombie’ craft may still interfere

Intelsat’s Galaxy 15 communications satellite, dubbed the “zombie satellite,” lost contact with its controllers in April but is stuck “on” and continues to transmit signals as its operators on Earth…

Over 25% of UK homes have completed switchover

More than a quarter of UK homes are in areas that have completed the switchover from analogue to digital TV.  Figures show that around 6.92 million – or 26 per…

Kabel Deutschland: “solid top line”

Germany‘s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) is looking to issue more shares. Bankers Morgan Stanley supports the move. Indeed, in a note to investors the bank says the cable…

Mobistar TV on Astra

SES Astra has announced that the Belgian telecom provider Mobistar has launched a new “Mobistar TV” offer that will include digital and HD TV channels received from the Astra satellites.…

Europe reaches 210m DTH homes

    Europe’s multichannel audience has grown hugely over the past two years. The latest data from Paris-based Eutelsat says that satellite and cable/IPTV audiences have grown by an impressive…